The Missing Persons/Runaways Section investigates cases involving missing persons,
runaways and child custody. The majority
of cases involving missing children ages 12 and under are investigated by the Homicide
In November 2012, the HCSO's BeenMissing website was established to allow the public to help investigators by viewing photos and personal information regarding persons missing from Harris County and to report sightings directly to the HCSO. The website contains information on the most recent reportings, news information, missing juveniles, children and adults, runaways and the unidentified. To view photos of the most recent reportings or to provide a tip, click here.
How Do I Report a Missing Person or Runaway?
To report a missing person or runaway, call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-6000.
For children under 13 years of age, persons with special needs or other emergencies,
dial 911. To assist with locating the missing person or runaway, please provide the investigator a recent photograph of the individual.
There is NO 24-hour waiting period required to report a person missing.